Race for Life Wigan 5k

Haigh Woodland Park, Haigh, Wigan, WN2 1PE

Wed 17th May 2023

1 race


Organiser's Description

This is a 5k for everyone. This is thousands of people uniting with one purpose - to raise valuable funds for life-saving research


  • Adults


    Wed 17th May 2023

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over


  • Adults


    Wed 17th May 2023

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over

How to Get There

Arriving by Car : Follow signs for Haigh Hall , not Haigh Country Park. Follow the B5239, Haigh Road until you reach the Balcarres Arms (1 Copperas Lane, WN2 1PA) here you will need to follow the road to the left hand side of the pub named Copperas Lane, follow the road for 2 miles until you reach Haigh Hall Car Park (this is the second car park on your left)

Ample Disabled parking spaces are available.

Haigh Hall are now operating a Pay & Display system in all car parks so please ensure you arrive with enough time to purchase a ticket. Car parking is at a cost of £3 and can be paid using cash or card.

From Wigan, there are buses to:
Wigan Road and it's a short 5 min walk down the canal to the Park.

Course Details

Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes before your start time so that you are prepared and ready to go on time.

The course is an out and back single lap 5k, starting in front of Haigh Hall.
The majority if the course is on an tarmac path, however on the outbound stretch the path is a down hill gradient, which means the return stretch is up hill to the finish.

Further Information

If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event, or wish to bring a carer/helper to accompany you, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at [email protected]

Due to the terrain of the course, and the incline on the route we would not recommend this event for wheelchair users. The first 1K of the course route is on a flat, tarmac surface, however the last 2K of the course is uphill.

Wheelchair users would have no difficulty on the event site as this is on hard standing, flat, tarmacked ground with some fine gravel. The journey from the car park to the event is downhill on a tarmac path.

Meeting Point Information

If using what3words, enter ///luring.sailing.town in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

<a href="https://www.what3words.com/luring.sailing.town?partner=RaceForLife">https://www.what3words.com/luring.sailing.town?partner=RaceForLife</a>

Event Day Information

We are delighted to welcome spectators to Race for Life so please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.

Please bring a filled water bottle with you to your event as we're proactively managing our impact on the environment. We will be removing single use plastic bottles.


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17 May 2023



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